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Posthumous honour for Hansie Cronje

india Updated: May 18, 2011 23:36 IST

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Nearly a decade after his death, former South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje will be one of the recipients for posthumous honours.

Cronje, who died in a plane crash under mysterious circumstances in 2002, precipitated the greatest crisis in world cricket two years earlier when he admitted to involvement in match fixing after Indian authorities began probing phone calls.

Minister of Arts and Culture Paul Mashatile will deliver the keynote address in Johannesburg on June 4 at the Siyabakhumbula Tribute Awards, which are intended to posthumously honour a number of extraordinary South Africans who changed the landscape of the country.

Now in their second year, the awards were conceived by Vhutsila Arts Ensemble's Mzwakhe Mbuli. "Too often, people forget what they should remember, but remember what they should forget," Mbuli said. Despite a life ban by the ICC after an inconclusive King Commission of Inquiry instituted by the South African government, Cronje remained a public favourite.